Reminder: Using KNewStuff in Kstars for sharing links and photos

Jeremy Whiting jpwhiting at
Sun Feb 2 05:01:37 UTC 2014

Yes, KNewStuff can be used to download any file data. It can also be
used for uploading any file data. It is currently restricted to ocs
providers, but I think it will be extended at some point to also
support download and upload from/to bodega servers.


On Sat, Feb 1, 2014 at 7:03 AM, Vijay Dhameliya
<vijay.atwork13 at> wrote:
> Hi guys
> Below is attached a mail (modified to the point) I sent long ago and I have
> not received any comments or reply on it. I request you guys to give me any
> suggestion or relevant reply. :)
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Vijay Dhameliya <vijay.atwork13 at>
> Date: Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 11:47 PM
> Subject: Using KNewStuff in Kstars for sharing links and photos
> To: KStars Development Mailing List <kstars-devel at>, kde-edu at
> Hello all
> I am Kstars contributor. Recently I was reading documentation of GHNS and I
> am thinking of using this service for sharing links and photos in Kstars.
> Since I have not yet worked on KNewStuff I am not sure whether following
> things can be implemented or not:
> 1) User can log in from Kstars and upload links along with Skyobject name
> and other few details. For this I think Kstars should be able to connect to
> database file residing on server when log in succeeds.
> 2) User can download information which will be rendered in Skyobject's
> detail dialog (which can be easily implemented once that data is downloaded
> to local file from server). User may not required to log in to download.
> So can you please give your views and suggestion on the same and tell me
> whether implementing this idea with KNewStuff is possible or not ?
> Thanks in advance :):)
> Regards
> Vijay Dhameliya
> PS: I am Sorry if it is not appropriate to send such reminder mail
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